It’s a rare rental that can boast a location in a building with 19th century Brooklyn Heights history bona fides and a starring role in a campy occult thriller. Perched on the top floor of 10 Montague Terrace, this petite studio has some original details and modern design touches to add to the historic allure.
The building is hard to miss for those doing some architectural gazing in Brooklyn Heights. Standing on a corner lot overlooking the Remsen Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the Neo-Grec brick and brownstone house includes some Italianate and Queen Anne touches. Built in 1875, it housed the Henry and Mary Sanger family until the early 20th century when it became a boarding house, as did many a Brooklyn Heights home. It attracted the bohemian crowd in the mid 20th century, including the the creators of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” For film buffs, its biggest claim to fame is as one of the stars of “The Sentinel,” a 1977 thriller that used the evocative interiors of the house as the center for all the demonic action. For a deep dive into the history, head to this Brownstoner tale that documents the stories of its residents.
Rentals in the 16-unit building, which turned co-op in 1986, don’t come up very often. This top floor studio, reachable via elevator, has some clever design touches to make the most of its size. The main room boasts high ceilings, wood floors, original moldings, a wood burning fireplace and central air. The color palette is neutral, and the woodwork of the original doors has been painted. One of those doors leads to a walk-in closet.
The palette continues into the elegantly renovated kitchen, which fits in quite a bit of storage. It’s got cabinets with flat inset doors and brass hardware, marble counters and backsplash, a dishwasher and Bertazonni range. The impressively tall iron and glass door that leads to the adjoining bathroom could be awkward at a social gathering but it’s certainly attractive and hints at broader vistas. The bathroom has subway tile walls, hex tile on the floor and white Waterworks fixtures.
There’s no in-unit laundry but the building has a central laundry room. No pets are allowed.
Listed by M. Candace Roncone and Jesse Rosenthal of Brown Harris Stevens, the apartment is asking $4,250 a month. Interested?
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